Maritime Security Meeting Between India & Sri Lanka

  • 33rd edition of the annual IMBL meeting between the representatives of Navies and Coast Guards of India and Sri Lanka.
  • Held on board INS Sumitra at the Indo-Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary Line off Point Cali mere at Palk Bay.
  • The Sri Lankan delegation was headed by RAdm BAKS Banagoda, Commander North Central Naval Area (NCNA), Sri Lanka Navy.
  • The Indian delegation was headed by the RAdm Ravi Kumar Dhingra, Flag Officer Commanding Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Naval Area (FOTNA).
  • Representative from Coast Guard Regional Headquarters (East), the Defence Advisor to the High Commission of India in Colombo and other senior officers from both countries participated.

Discussion:

  • Maritime security in the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar region.
  • Safety of fishermen.
  • Measures to curtail trafficking of contraband
  • Ways and means to enhance existing communication network.
  • Timely sharing of information between the two Navies and Coast Guard aiding in timely actions.
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